Vice President of the Black Stars Management Committee, Wilfred Osei Palmer has backed Kwesi Appiah’s decision not to invite the Ayew brothers for Ghana’s 2018 World Cup qualifier in Uganda.
Jordan and Andre Ayew have both been left out of 26-man squad named by the head coach for the difficult encounter against the Red Devils in Kampala.
Although no official reason has been given for their surprise exclusion, Palmer says he would have done same if he was Kwesi Appiah.
“Kwesi Appiah needs people who are committed and dedicated to the course of building a strong team for the future. He doesn’t want to lose control of the dressing room and I would have taken the same decision” Palmer told Asempa FM.
He added: “We shouldn’t read any negative meanings into Kwesi Appiah selection because he knows what he is doing. The Ayew suffered various injuries ahead of the Congo and they couldn’t join the team, so it’s not a response by Kwesi Appiah from excluding them from the squad”.
The Black Stars know that even with a win in Kampala their World Cup dreams will be over if Egypt overcome visiting Congo Brazzaville.